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Des Moines shelters are overrun with dogs
The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is experiencing an uptick in dogs, Joe Stafford, director of animal services, tells Axios.Why it matters: They're also staying for longer on average, which results in less kennel space and stretches resources for medical care and food.State of play: The current average stay for a dog at the ARL's locations is 18 days. The ideal length is just 10-11 days, Stafford says.As of last Friday, there were 287 dogs at the shelter — well above the ideal amount of 150.The extra days and higher number of dogs are contributing to extra stress at the...
Des Moines Breakerz talks 2023 summer camp
Want to be the next great breakdancer? Look no further than Des Moines Breakerz.
This Monday farmers market has 41 vendors, 1 strict rule
PLEASANT HILL, IOWA — The metro’s only Monday farmers market started its season this week in Pleasant Hill. It filled the parking lot on the north side of the Berean Church on East University with 41 vendors–the most they’ve ever had. There were as many crafts and canned goods for sale as there were plants […]
Unleash Your Glam at Big Momma's Born This Way Show - Free Entry & Fabulous Performances in Des Moines!
🎉 Hey, Des Moines! Are you ready for an unforgettable night? 🎉. Join us this Sunday, June 11th, at 6 PM for Big Momma's Born This Way show! 🎙️ Get ready to be amazed by the fabulous performances of Jean Marie Knight Michaels, Courtney Michaels, Blaq Heart Complex, Shay GiveMore, Honey Rivera, Jessi-Jade Michaels, Juanita Voltaire, Alexandra St. James, Miles Frost, Fiona Kills, Noble Chevalier, Trigga Infiniti Sanchez, and Eudora Riverz. ⭐️
Dont' miss out on the latest grocery coupons from Hy-Vee in Des Moines, Updated 2023-06-05
Hy-Vee is a retail chain of supermarkets and drugstores in the United States. It operates over 265 stores in eight Midwestern states, offering a wide range of products including groceries, fresh produce, bakery, meat, seafood, dairy, pharmacy, health and beauty, and more. Let's make use of these coupons to buy the things we need and make our lives more economical and enjoyable.
Win a Family Four-Pack of Adventureland from 104.5 KDAT!
Summer is here! And 104.5 KDAT wants to celebrate the hot weather and good vibes by sending your family to Adventureland in Altoona with four free passes to the famous amusement park!. The park, now in its 49th season, has some great new additions in 2023 like The Flying Viking,...
Music Under the Stars offers series of free concerts
Music Under the Stars is a free series of concerts and is one of Iowa’s oldest musical traditions. For the 76th season, professional Iowa musicians will play in a series of six concerts, held June 11, June 18, June 25, July 2, July 9 and July 16. This year’s theme is titled “As Summer Was Just Beginning.” Each concert will begin at 7 p.m. and end by 8:30 p.m.
Will Bortz was homeless at 15. Now, the Iowa poet has a new book and 82,000 Instagram fans.
Late July twilight lingered over Ingersoll Avenue as Will Bortz stood under an indigo sky. He walked along the sidewalk brushing against store windows on that two-way street with his wife Chelsie and close friend Casey Knue. The trio listened to midsummer sidewalk harmonies of cars humming past them before they arrived at...
Johnston, Beaverdale Farmers Markets starting Tuesday
DES MOINES, Iowa — Farmers market season is well underway in Central Iowa, and two events are back for the season. The Johnston Farmers Market kicks off at 5:00pm at the Johnston Town Center. It runs every Tuesday from now through September. It features live music alongside area vendors.
New mural proposed along Des Moines' riverwalk
A mural titled "We are one" is proposed for the underpass of the east side of the Iowa Women of Achievement pedestrian bridge and the Principal Riverwalk trail.Catch up fast: The underpass is the frequent site of graffiti. In other areas, city officials have discovered that art alleviates the problem.Operation Downtown, a business advocacy group, agreed to solicit proposals from artists.It will pay for the project and oversee its maintenance through at least March 2033, under a proposal going before the Des Moines City Council next week.Details: "We are one" is designed by local artist Ally Frame.She previously painted an image of Frieda Kahlo on the side of Manhattan Deli and a psychedelic-like interpretation of the Iowa Capitol in the East Village.This mural would show children holding hands across the ceiling of the underpass with the words "We are connected."
Alt-rock band 311 is coming to Horizon Events Center with Awolnation and Blame My Youth
It's an emergency! The Omaha-based alt-rock band 311 will perform at Horizon Events Center, 2100 N.W. 100th St. in Clive, in September. The band will be joined by special guests Awolnation — the band behind “Sail,” “I'm On Fire,” and “Kill Your Heroes” — and Blame My Youth on Sept. 19.
New DMPA Temple Series Shows Announced for 2023-2024
Des Moines Performing Arts (DMPA) today announced the 2023 – 24 season lineups for the Prairie Meadows Temple Comedy Series and Prairie Meadows LIVE at the Temple Concert Series. Both Series are presented at the Temple Theater in the Temple for Performing Arts building in the Western Gateway in downtown Des Moines.
The "Dear Evan Hansen" cast wants Des Moines recommendations
Put on your best theater outfit — the national tour of "Dear Evan Hansen" opens at the Des Moines Civic Center tomorrow.State of play: The contemporary musical follows a young man who has a social anxiety disorder and wants to connect with those around him.The story centers on his fabrication of having had friendship with a student who died by suicide and his becoming close to the deceased's family.Ahead of the performances, we chatted with cast members John Hemphill and Lili Thomas about the show and their lives on tour:What do you hope the audience gets from the story?Even though...
Indulge in Des Moines' Best Craft Beers: Join the Original Iowa Brew Tour this Weekend!
🍻🎉Hey there, beer lovers! Your weekend just got even better because The Original Iowa Brew Tour is happening this Saturday, June 10th at 11:30 AM! 🎉🍻. Join us for an unforgettable experience as we take you on a tour of Des Moines' vibrant craft beer scene. Our expert guides will teach you about the brewing process, the history of beer, and lead you in interactive tastings and guided beer and food pairing meal.
Proposals sought for art installation in downtown skywalk
The Skywalk Reimagined Pilot Committee is seeking local artists and architects to reimagine a section of the downtown Des Moines skywalk. The installation will be located between Fourth Street and Fifth Avenue, just south of Watson Powell Jr. Way. Proposals with the theme “Let’s Move/Play” are invited, along with a wayfinding system for the “Green Line,” the color-coded name given to the stretch of skywalk from Capital Square to the arena district. The “Let’s Move/Play” theme for the initial project space is intended to emphasize creativity and interactivity. Submissions are due by 10 p.m. June 19. Jerrica Marshall, downtown placemaking manager at the Partnership, expressed excitement about the opportunity to enhance the skywalk with surprising and delightful elements, making it a welcoming and inviting experience for residents, workers and visitors.
EMC Park in Downtown Des Moines
There is a new park in the heart of downtown Des Moines, EMC Park. The new downtown park is located where the historic Younkers building once stood. The new EMC downtown park is a perfect little oasis that those who live or work in the big city can get to within a 10-minute walk. Take a look at all the fun you can have.
Pop-Up Park Picnic: Couple Date Night - A Fun-Filled Romantic Evening in the Park!
🎉 Hey, hey, hey, my lovely friends! Have you heard about the Pop-Up Park Picnic: Couple Date Night happening this weekend in the Moines Area? 🌇. Get ready to enjoy a fun-filled romantic evening with your partner in the beautiful Ashworth Park or any other park of your choice. 🌳 This self-guided date night is perfect for couples who want to spend quality time together doing exciting activities. 🤩
Des Moines Con kicks off Saturday
DES MOINES, Iowa — Celebrities are descending upon the Iowa Events Center Saturday and Sunday for the return of Des Moines Con. After a successful inaugural event in 2022, the comic festival is back in Hy-Vee Hall. This year, famous names include Jim Cummings, the voice of Winnie the Pooh; Tom Kenny, better known as SpongeBob […]
Iowa native writes book on pivotal 1963 civil rights campaign in Birmingham, Alabama
Paul Kix knew the picture well. Time after time, he came across the iconic photograph of Walter Gadsen, a 15-year-old Black teen and a civil rights protester, being bitten by a police dog in 1963 in Birmingham, Alabama, — "the most segregated city in America" at the time. But...
Step Back in Time: All 80's Happy Hour at Nightingale Cocktail this Weekend!
🎉 Hey everyone! Do you love 80's music as much as I do? Then you won't want to miss out on this weekend's event! 🎶. Join us for the All 80's Happy Hour this Saturday at Nightingale Cocktail. 🍹 Located at 435 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309, this one-of-a-kind ambiance will transport you back in time to the era of big hair and neon colors.
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